A wasp is any insect of the ....

A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant. This means that wasps are paraphyletic with respect to bees and ants, and that all three groups are descended from a common ancestor; the Apocrita form a clade.

The most commonly known wasps, such as yellow jackets and hornets, are in the family Vespidae and are eusocial, living together in a nest with an egg-laying queen and non-reproducing workers. Eusociality is favoured by the unusual haplodiploid system of sex determination in Hymenoptera, as it makes sisters exceptionally closely related to each other. However, the majority of wasp species are solitary, with each adult female living and breeding independently. Many of the solitary wasps are parasitoidal, meaning that they raise their young by laying eggs on or in other insects (any life stage from egg to adult). Unlike true parasites, the wasp larvae eventually kill their hosts. Solitary wasps parasitize almost every pest insect, making wasps valuable in horticulture for biological pest control of species such as whitefly in tomatoes and other crops.

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szilu

szilu

posted 1 year ago

Thanks! :)

lado

lado

posted 1 year ago

nice foto

vidocka

vidocka

posted 1 year ago

like

nina201076

nina201076

posted 1 year ago

Wonderfully....

nicanormosquera

nicanormosquera

posted 1 year ago

Great!

szilu

szilu

posted 1 year ago

Thanks! :P

helena_

helena_

posted 1 year ago

great macro!

filipc

filipc

posted 1 year ago

Description is like I am reading wikipedia haha. Photo is amazing!